They say honesty is the best policy, but what if a tiny little white lie could jump-start the career of a lifetime? This was essentially how Mila Kunis landed her first major role as Jackie in That ’70s Show. At her audition for the show, Kunis told the crew she was a little young to be auditioning, however, she didn’t give any indication of her true age.
So can you guess how old the rising star was at the time? 14-years-old! It looks like being vague and only slightly exaggerating was enough to get Kunis the role. During an interview with Jay Leno in 2012, Kunis shared, “I told them I was gonna be 18, which … is not technically a lie, ’cause at one point, given all things went right, I was gonna be 18.”
You can imagine how awkward it must have been filming all of the kissing scenes with former co-star Ashton Kutcher, since he’s five years older than Kunis. Kutcher said he even looked at her as a little sister at the time, especially since he would drive her home from the set and occasionally help her with her homework.
Clearly, the two were eventually able to push aside their sibling-like relationship filled with bickering. Other cast members said that Jackie and Michael tieing the knot in real life came as a complete shock, but let’s face it, they do make an adorable couple.